Sep 18, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> greta: she used the same of senator ted stephens. everyone seizes upon that name. >> right the think about ted stevens, if you are from alaska, republican or democrat, he was alaska, essentially. i think people identify with stevens, regardless of their political party because he delivered so much for the state. >> greta: now to your article. don't mock the tea party, why? >> this is not me saying i love the tea party. it is more saying they are not a joke. and they've been treated like a joke. the fact of the matter is, they are a serious movement. they have the potential to be -- they are very serious now and they have the potential to be more serious. i compare them to the goldwater movement. these are people who are very dissatisfied and very organized. i just read a book, a great job describing the tea party and helps you understand how much the press misrepresents them. i think you know that from being out talking to people. they are not this sort of yokels that they've been portrayed in the media. >> greta: the media has been so stupid on this a lot of these organizations can'